General background and Info on the NWBAC
Area covered by NWBAC: Lancashire, Cumbria, Merseyside & Greater Manchester

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The North West Balloon and Airship Club was formed on 31st May 1981.

2002 was our 21st Anniversary. We celebrated with a balloon meet at Barton Aerodrome which was one of the original meeting places.

2011 was our 30th Anniversary. We celebrated at Kirkby Lonsdale which has become a popular meet location for balloonists up and down the country.

The club meets at:

The Canberra Club
Samlesbury BB2 7LF

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month starting at 8-00 pm.
In summer, if the weather is good, this is brought forward to 7-00pm to allow time to set up and fly before it goes dark.

We also meet on the first Sunday of each month at 10-00 am at different locations around our region. This keeps us in touch with members who live too far away to attend the Tuesday evening meetings. It also gives members the opportunity to fly in different parts of the region - see the Social section on the home page for details.

The Club also arranges balloon meets during the year. Venues change slightly from year to year. Details are in the meets section on the home page.

The NWBAC produces a regular newsletter Compass Points which details local matters, balloon meets, competitions etc.

The North West Balloon & Airship Club (NWBAC) is affiliated to the British Balloon and Airship Club (BBAC), the national organisation for ballooning in the UK.
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